The Edge - Q4, 2015 - (Page 13)
or Bad Busy?
by Jeffrey Scott
HAVE YOU NOTICED how busy people are these days? They were busy
last year, and now they are even busier today. But busy is not always good.
here are many different
kinds of "busy." Just like
the Eskimos have many
different definitions for
"snow," we need to differentiate between the
different kinds of busy. Here is a list of
"busy" - first the good, then the bad.
Busy/focused: This means you are
seeking a goal and strictly focused
on executing that goal. It means your
team knows what the goal is and knows
what the important priorities are for
hitting that goal. This is "good busy,"
if the team is working in lock step and
everyone knows their role and goals in
Busy/productive: This means you
are getting a lot done with your time.
Perhaps you have numerous clients to
service or a large backlog you are working your way through. Or it can mean
you are following the 20-80 rule: you are
doing the work that is most important
and delegating (or simply not doing) the
rest. Busy/productive should show up
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Edge - Q4, 2015
The President’s Message
NOW HIRING! How to Recruit the Best Frontline, Hourly Employees
Pool & Spa Company Owners Brace for Health Care Reform
Are You Good Busy or Bad Busy?
Project Focus: Aquatic Artists
A Pool for All Backyards: Hybrid Design
Technical Questions Answered
Index of Advertisers
The Edge - Q4, 2015